People get caught up in Valentine's Day as the day to either spend time and money with their significant other or to remind them that they are alone. In my opinion, this is us looking at Valentine's Day all wrong.
Thanksgiving is always in November and although there may be a technical reason why, I believe it's reasoning is for something that serves all of us well.
People usually either focus on Santa Claus, the gifts they will receive or on Christ's birthday when Christmas comes around. I've realized that whatever we value as Christmas arrives, it is a repetitive focus that often results in the same reoccuring thoughts that never change and often do not help us grow.
It took me a while to realize this but life is all about relationships and in order to live the life that you truly desire you have know who people are to you. Otherwise you will get lost in focusing on what a relationship isn't providing you instead of seeing how the relationship is helping you become the person you are meant to be.
Being jealous comes naturally but how you react to your jealousy is your choice.. I know when I graduated from college without a single ideal job offer and no boyfriend that would soon be my husband, not only was I upset that my goals weren't achieved, I was also highly jealous of my friends and people around me who were.. But overtime, I realized that my focus on not having what I want was the very thing that made me jealous and angry.
We hear all the time that we can't love someone else if we don't love ourselves. This always made sense to me but it wasn't until I wrote, "Love's Diary" that I truly understood why. If you consider the perspective of the "living for self" mentality, then you will see why it isn't possible to love someone else if you don't love yourself.
I will NEVER not admit to being a Christian or loving Jesus. Lord knows I’m not perfect and I stumble and fail daily but I believe. the man I end up with will also believe. We will raise kids to believe. I will always ask this question, and you can take a poll of every guys I’ve dated, I literally ask “Do you love Jesus?” pretty much right away. Again, I do this because there is no point in me getting to know a man who doesn’t see it being important like I do.
Sometimes we fall into a rut. Whether you’re in a relationship that you’ve been in for 5 months or 2 years it happens to us all at some point. Sometimes permanently and some for just a little while but we all fall into the rut of being too comfortable.
People find strength in so many areas of life. Whether it’s fitness, love or sadness – we all have it and we all find it when we need to. By the time this post goes out, I’ll probably be having the most awkward lunch with Whiskey telling him everything I’ve kept bottled up. (If lunch even happens..